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The Delaunay

#284 of 17,867 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
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55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

most of the food were written in French in the menu, so, everything I ordered from starter to desert was different and worse than what I had expected; plus, very expensive. Not good service at table, and it was very rude that we were told to leave by one of the waiters because other people were coming.

Thank Chimgee M
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We keep coming back to the Delaunay because it's a lovely experience: beautiful room, very good service, tasty middle-European comfort food - but the prices (at least on the a la carte menu)... £13 for a starter of beetroot and goat's cheese? £15 for a prawn cocktail? Hmmm.

Thank DavidandStuart
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and breakfast cooked to perfection. We really liked the old style silverware and the good selection of breakfast options. Good coffee too!

Thank Michael N
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited today before a matinee theatre visit. When we arrived at just after midday the restaurant was full. We were seated very promptly. we booked some weeks ago. I had Wiener Holstein, which was very good but the batter was slightly too thick, but a very generous portion . My wife had beef stroganoff and was... More 

Thank rjescarth
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place pre theatre. Quick and efficient with a wide range of food from upmarket sandwiches to full on mains. Love the opulent setting too. A firm favourite

Thank AliTrev2
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a matinee, we went for an early evening dinner. Very welcoming and good menu. Wines a little pricey but v good - the Pittnauer Pinot Noir was lovely. Food was nicely served and portions are generous. Will return when next at a show.

Thank Cliff K
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely, classic, German dishes that despite their price, were quite enjoyable. Items such as schnitzel and sausages were quite good and there was something for everyone.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After researching where we could find the best omelette Arnold Bennett in London and coming up with the Delaunay, we weren't disappointed! It was creamy, indulgent and delicious and went extremely well with a half bottle of Pommery Champagne! Service was friendly and the whole experience was extremely civilized. The restaurant was very busy and bustling but that just added... More 

Thank DonnaGP
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently invited my aunt and cousin for lunch at The Delaunay and we had a great time and enjoyed lovely food. I returned alone for an early supper yesterday and it didn't disappoint. It can be a bit noisy, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Great service too. Many thanks :)

Thank clinton142
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited to celebrate my husbands birthday after visiting the Theatre.........we were welcomed by attentive staff and shown to our table. My husband has allergies to certain foods but these had already been noted by all the staff that looked after us which was re assuring, we enjoyed a delightful meal in relaxing surroundings and will be returning when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$83
German, Austrian, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 8558
Very much in the European Grand Café tradition, the menus range from breakfasts, brunch on Saturdays & Sundays, all-day snacks, coffees, afternoon teas, sandwiches, platters of crustacea, ice-cream coupes, patisserie and cakes, and a full à la carte, with a daily changing plat du jour and an extensive selection of schnitzels and Wieners.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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